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April 2016 Archive

John Connelly age 80

John Connelly age 80

John Connelly age 80 of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday April 27. He was the son of William Cyril and Alvina Schneider Connelly of Maryland. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, by his son Jon and by an older brother Bill. He grew up in Silver Spring and graduated from Macklin High School where he met his wife Marilyn Kathryn Ball. He entered the Army where he served with valor and bravery. He married and later graduated from the University of Miami with an BS in Architectural Engineering. He had a successful career in real estate development and construction in West Central Florida. Later he chose to move to western North Carolina to raise his four children. In his retirement he dedicated himself to service in his Church. He is survived by his brothers David and Bill, a sister Patricia; daughter Katherine Hearn, her husband Perry with Michelene, Rachel, and Michael; daughter Michelene Rhodes, her husband Stacy with John and Carson; and a son Marc Connelly, his wife Lynn with Thomas, Caitlin, Maureen, Sean, Michael, Christopher, and Liam.   Read More »

Jacqueline M. Thomas, 91

Jacqueline M. Thomas, 91 of Asheville, NC passed away Sunday, April 24, 2015 at the Givens Estates.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.   Read More »

James Homer Fugate, 91

James Homer Fugate, 91 of Hendersonville passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at the Elizabeth House.
He was the son of the late Sampson and Willie Peterman Fugate and wife of the late Oma Sloan Fugate who died in 2013. He was preceded in death by a son Homer Fugate Jr. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a retired coal miner, loving father and grandfather. He was a great provider, mechanic, carpenter and just a general jack of all trades.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Fugate of Hendersonville and Danny Fugate and his wife Carol of Marshall, two daughters, Vivian Joan Tackett and her husband James and Donna Lamb and her husband David all of IN, ten grandchildren, Heather, David, Mark, Chris, Michelle, Bryan, Megan, Paul and Aaron and numerous great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday April 25, 2016 at 2 PM in the Chapel of The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. A private burial will be held at the Western Carolina Veterans State Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to: Four Seasons Compassion For Life; 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Randolph Thomas Marshall, 61

Randolph Thomas Marshall, 61 of Flat Rock went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Friday April 22, 2016 at Mission Hospital.
A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Jacqueline Hudgins Marshall. He was also preceded in death by his sister Eran Bazemore.
He had retired from G.E. after 40 years of service in 2014. He was a multi year tenured Volunteer Firefighter and E.M.T. with Dana Fire and Rescue. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and had a great passion for people, he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone and he never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, brother and devoted “PawPaw”
Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Jill Cromie Marshall, two daughters, Kristie Runk and her husband Nicky of Haiti and Felicia Sanchez and her husband Esteban of Hendersonville, one son Stephen “Sweet Pea”Hartington of Dana, one brother, Rick Marshall of Edneyville, four grandchildren, Jaydan, Xander, Ellie and Esteban {Peanut}, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11AM to 12:50 PM with the funeral service starting at 1pm on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Marshall officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association Memorials and Tributes Processing Center P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058 Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

Francis E Doyno, age 91

Francis E Doyno, age 91, passed away on April 13, 2016 at Carolina Village in Hendersonville North Carolina after a brief illness. Born May 18, 1924 the son of Robert and Christine Doyno in the Bronx NY he is survived by four children, Donna Wood of Dacula GA, Frank Doyno of Olathe KS, Tina Schmidt of Cornwall NY and Robert Doyno of Wesley Chapel FL. He is also survived by a brother Ernest F. Doyno of Vernon AZ., grandchildren Heidi Osborne of Newburgh NY, Brian Wood of East Haddam CT, William Wood of Bethlehem GA, Michael Schmidt of Cornwall NY, Randy Schmidt and Jessica Schmidt both of Cornwall NY. Also surviving are two Great Grandchildren Alexandra Wood of Dacula GA and Liam Wood of Bethlehem GA. He was predeceased by spouses Dorothy, the mother of his children, Margaret and Helen.   Read More »

Hector S. Torres, 90

Hector S. Torres, 90, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2016. Born in Cuba “Chef Hector” came to the United States in 1948. Hector was the owner of Tropical Dream Restaurant Hendersonville, NC and a Henderson County resident since 1982. He is survived by his wife Minnie Torres of Hendersonville, NC a brother Orlando Torres of Cuba, two sons and their wives Hector and Alejandra Torres Jr. Of Miami, Florida And Andrew and Teodora Torres of Hendersonville, NC. Three grandchildren Drew and Renee Torres of Hendersonville, NC and Hector Torres III of Miami, Florida and many nephews and nieces.   Read More »

Angel Janetta Pearson, 30

Angel Janetta Pearson, 30, of Hendersonville, NC went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her mother’s home after a period of declining health.
She was born April 16, 1985 in Cleveland County and lived in Henderson County for all of her life. She was preceded in death by her Nana and Pappy, Roy Bush and Betty Jane Laughter whom she loved with all her heart, her paternal grandparents, James Buck and Annie Mae Pearson and a step-brother, Ricky Manley.
She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College and was of the Baptist Faith.
Angel had a loving heart and strived to please the people she loved. She also loved her mountain heritage that was passed along to her by her Pappy and she instilled that in her daughter. It was with a broken heart that she could not share more of that with her daughter because of her health. She enjoyed entertaining, planning birthday parties, holidays, decorating, music, family and friends, cruising around the mountains and just enjoying life.
She is survived by her daughter, Amerah Jane Pearson, age 4, of the home; her mother, Tammy Manley and her husband Alonzo of Hendersonville; her father, Pres Gene Pearson Sr. and his wife Tena of Blacksburg, SC; six brothers, Jamie and Lonnie Manley, Gene Jr. and Clint Pearson, Mitchell and Chad Rick; two sisters, Deana Westbrook and Ashley Manley and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many-many friends.
A celebration of life/birthday party will be held Saturday, April 16th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service (bring balloons).
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 17th at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Rev. Steve Scoggins and Rev. Anthony Craver officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
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Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes

Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes

Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes passed away on Tuesday, April 12th after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. Phyllis “Momma”, “Nana” has won the battle overall because she is at rest and in peace now and the cancer can no longer hurt her anymore. Phyllis is in heaven with her dad William "Bill" Ruff and father in law Troy Rhodes Sr., Nephew Chris Nix, and many angles to now help watch over and guide their flock.   Read More »

Faith B. Galloway, 74

Faith B. Galloway, 74 of Hendersonville died March 23, 2016 at Golden Living Center. A daughter of the late Joseph and Shirley Boucher, she is survived by her husband, Eric Lee Galloway; children Tracy Nelson and Randy Greene; siblings, Leonard Boucher, Mikki Poirier, Joan Orr, Joey Boucher and Jay Boucher; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   Read More »

Carroll D. Helms, 74

Carroll D. Helms, 74, of Zirconia went to be with the Lord Monday, April 11, 2016 at Pardee Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Lincoln County, Carroll was a son of the late William Russell Helms and Ocie Viola Huss Helms.
Carroll, who lived most of his life in Henderson County, graduated from Dana High School and Barber School in Winston-Salem. He was a barber for over 45 years and owned and operated Helms Barber Shop for 35 years, retiring in 2011. Carroll was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo. He was very loved, and loved everybody.
Recognized throughout the area as a music lover, he and his barber shop were well-known for “Music on Thursdays” and were featured on many national media outlets such as “CBS Sunday Morning” and Hallmark specials.
Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judy Ballard Helms of Zirconia; children, Michelle Cress (John) of Asheville; Dean Helms; Jill Hill (Dwayne); and Rhod Helms (Terri), all of Zirconia; seven grandchildren, Blythe, Brooklyn, Keela, Hannah, Joshua, Rachel and Elijah; eight great-grandchildren, Mahalie, Brice, Emalee, Nolan, Dalton, Charleigh, Addison and Grayson; and brothers and sisters, Doris Orr (Walter), Junior Helms (Margaret), Brenda Allen (Ken), Linda Gilbert (Harold), Gale Nanney (Steve) and Thea Butts (Dan).
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 4 PM Thursday, April 14 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Tuxedo with the Reverend Sherrill Moore officiating.
The family wishes to extend very special thanks to Harold Gilbert for his loving kindness and special friendship during Carroll’s declining health, and to Dr. Bentsen, Dr. Ward and the staff of Pardee Hospital.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Read More »

Elizabeth Eunice Brogden, 49

Elizabeth Eunice Brogden, 49

Elizabeth Eunice Brogden, 49 years of age passed into eternal life on
April 11, 2016. Beth was born February 27, 1967 in Hendersonville, NC to
the late Albert Green and Nellie Green of Flat Rock, NC. Elizabeth
Brogden, 49 years of age passed onto eternal life on April 11, 2016.
Beth was born February 27, 1967 in Hendersonville, NC to the late Albert
Green and Nellie Green of Flat Rock, NC.   Read More »

Richard James Roberts, 73

Richard James Roberts, 73 of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, April 07, 2016 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Dick was a former reserve officer with the Hampden Police Department in Hampden, Massachusetts, was retired from Conrail Railroad and had worked as an independent railroad accident investigator. He was a member of VFW Post 15040 in Pennsylvania and a member of Esoteric-Sherwood Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts.   Read More »

Richard James Roberts, 73

Richard James Roberts, 73 of Hendersonville passed away Thursday April 07, 2016 at
the Charles George VA Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Service at a later date.   Read More »

Lorraine Barends Pribyl, 95

Lorraine Barends Pribyl, 95, of Carolina Village passed away on 6th day of April, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She reached this milestone through the tender loving care received at Carolina Village and the support of a very dear friend.
Born in 1921, she lived her young life in Mineola, NY. In 1941, she married Frank Pribyl, a veteran of many years with the Nassau County New York Police Department. He passed away in 1983. Their son, Jeff, an Air Force Veteran served in Turkey. He worked as a pharmacist on Long Island, NY, and then in the Hendersonville area. Jeff passed on in 2002.
Survivors: sister Arlene and brother-in-law Bob in PA; two nieces; four nephews, and a daughter-in-law throughout the country. She was also predeceased by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law from WA.
Prior to moving to Hendersonville Lorraine and Frank resided in Northville, NY. Lorraine was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville and served for many years in the Stevens Ministry. Throughout her life she had a love for gardening, playing bridge, and was an avid tennis fan.
She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be sorely missed.
Services will be private. Contributions may be made to Carolina Village Resident in Need Fund, 600 Carolina Village Rd, Suite Z, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »

John Everette Fox Sr., 80

John Everette Fox Sr., 80, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.   Read More »

Barbara Wilkie Gosnell, 74

Barbara Wilkie Gosnell, 74, of Zirconia, went to be home with the Lord on Thursday, March 31, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Donvia Dalton and Clarence Gale Wilkie. She was also preceded in death by one brother.   Read More »

Gabrielle Eve Jackson

Gabrielle Eve Jackson, infant daughter of Wesley and Marinel Jackson of Lyman, SC went to be the our Lord Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
A private burial was held at Mountain Home Baptist Church in Edneyville, NC.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or to PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.   Read More »